Regiment), he served as a dispatch runner (messenger) on the Western Front in France and Belgium, spending most his time behind the front lines. He was present at the First Battle Of Hypes, the Battle Of the Some, the Battle Of Arras, and the Battle of Passionately. He was decorated for bravery, receiving the Iron Cross, Second Class, in 1914 as well as the Black Wound Badge on 18 May 1918. However in 1918, Hitler learnt of Germany’s defeat and? by his own account?on receiving this news, he suffered for a short period of blindness. As of Germany’s defeat during World War 1 the Treaty of
Versailles predetermined that Germany must hand over several of its territories and demoralize the Rangeland. In Germany the people suffered the burden of repayments, 30% of unemployment, hyperinflation and they become utterly worthless. Hitler with his army comrades of the Bavarian Reserve Infantry Regiment 16 (c. 1914-1918) Hitter’s rise to power The Great Depression that was taking place in Germany was a huge political opportunity for Hitler. Hitler joined a political party called the NSAP (or the Third Reich). The owner of this party died in 1930 and Doll Hitler became the deader of this fascist party from 1933 to 1945.
He gained public attention by vowing that he will return Germany to its original glory and reverse the effects of the Great Depression and the Versailles Treaty. He formed his own party the National Socialist German Workers Party now more commonly referred to as the Nazi Party. He designed the swastika sign which was thought to mean ‘to be good”. Germany withdrew from the League of Nations, the Paris Peace Conference that ended the First World War, in October 1933. In 1935, Hitler announced an expansion of the Heartache to 600,000 members?six times he number permitted by the Versailles Treaty.
Britain, France, Italy, and the League of Nations declared these plans as defiance of the Treaty. Germany also reoccupied the demoralized zone in the Rangeland, in 1 936, as violation towards the Versailles Treaty. In 1 937, they introduced the Anti-Commitment Pact with Japan. Britain, China, Italy, and Poland were also invited to join the Anti-Commitment Pact, but only Italy signed in 1937. The Anglo-German alliance Hitler wanted failed and he blamed it on the “inadequate” British leadership. He then ordered war to take place in the east. From 1 938 and onwards, Hitler Egan to focus on “war”.
World War 11 Hitler was known to have started the World War 1 1 in Europe. His intentions were very clear that he wanted the whole of Europe to be Germany’s land. Once he became chancellor of Germany he also most immediately began building up Germany’s army and weapons. In 1934 he increased the size of the army, began building warships and created a German air force. In 1938, Hitler demanded that the Sutherland region of Czechoslovakia be handed over to Germany. Hitler Was not a man Of his word and in March 1939 invaded the rest of Czechoslovakia. Despite calls for help from the
Czechoslovakia government, neither Britain nor France was prepared to take military action against Hitler. However, some action was now necessary and believing that Poland would be Hitter’s next target, both Britain and France promised that they would take military action against Hitler if he invaded Poland. In 1939, he sent one and a half million soldiers to attack Poland by means of several automatic formations, demolishing all opposition in sight. The Germans also had an accurate schedule of coordinated attacks of planes, tanks, motorized troops and self-forced weaponry.
The Polish army, who had only half a million of soldiers, put up a courageous but useless fight against this mechanical attack. The Germans put up a revolutionary tactic which was to locate one spot on the front line, attack it, then send a flood of tanks, armored troops and soldiers through that opening. The infantry then split into two formations, circled around and surrounded the confused enemy. It took Hitler only 18 days to conquer Poland. Britain, France, Australia and New Zealand declare war on Germany two days later. In 1940, 15 of May, Nazis order an attack on France, Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands. On 10
June, Italy opportunistically entered the war on Germany’s side. He allegedly did this by using Blitzkrieg (lightening War’) tactics. The French capital fell, aggravating the escape of the French Government to Bordeaux. With the USA and the Soviet Union both still stalled in uncertain isolationism, and the French collapsed, Hitler saw victory in the battle as a prelude to the invasion of Britain and Britain now stood alone in opposition to Nazi Germany. Yet as Hitler turned his attention to the deserted islands in Britain in late 1940, he directed over 1,350 bombers and 1 ,200 fighters against shipping, airfields, ND finally against towns.
The German Air force than bombed the other larger cities, including London, Plymouth and Coventry. On 22 June 1941 Germany invaded the Soviet Union. Secretly named Operation Barbarous, it was the largest military operation in history, involving more than 3 million Axis troops and 3,500 tanks. It was Hitter’s conviction that once this operation was accomplished the Germans will be entitled ‘the master race’. Hitter’s attack on the Soviet Union was being planned for more than a year after the triumphal defeat of France and the Soviet Union’s defended was believed to e deficient.
Hitler claimed that ‘we have only to kick in the door and the whole rotten structure will come crashing down’ and that attacking it will provide “space and resources needed for his master world. ” Operation Barbarous was one of the decisive moments of the war in Europe. Despite enormous losses in territory, men and weaponry, the Soviets had fought on and survived. Hitler was sure that he had lost to the Union. His army was quickly surrounded by five armies and over 200,000 Germans were taken prisoner, the rest able to escape in the heat of battle. While in the Soviet
Union, Hitler became upset and ordered that all Soviet Jews be murdered along with all communist. This meant that, as Russia was a communist State, all Russians were to be killed. For every German killed in the campaign, Hitler killed 50-100 Russians. In 1 942, the winning streak for the Nazi’s was nearing an end. The Allied bombings of Germany began and by 1943 the German cities were being bombed. The industrial cities in the area of the Rangeland were the first area to be attacked. Hamburg, city in Germany, was blown apart by many different bombings from the Allied Army.
The Soviets used one lion men to launch a defended, trapping the German Sixth Army within it. The Britain’s defeated Italy leaving Germany to fight alone. Normandy and other targets of France were finished and the Allies could now fire from any area of Germany. Together as one, the Allies were ready to strike against Germany. The date was set for June, 1944. The invasion was to be preceded by massive attacks. Allies key to winning the battle was having the German army as far as way from Germany so they could strike from any point that they wanted.